Saturday, December 26, 2015

Muses and Designers of 2015

Almost every artist has it's muse - some of them are muses of the moment,and some are eternal ones ,some are real human beings,some are things  and some are simply a product of artists  imagination - the moment an artists finds its muse is kind of a big deal ,you know.

Most famous '' Muses and Designers'' are :

-Givency and Audrey Hepburn 

- Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux

- Karl Lagerfeld and Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais

So,by whom or what were designers inspiered this year?

(text in the following section with text and pictures  is taken from Vogue)
Adele Bloch-Bauer
Fashion (and art) enjoyed a golden moment in 2015 that kicked off with “The Woman in Gold” show at the Neue Galerie and had its denoument with Pat McGrath’s takeover of the Tuileries, where she gave makeovers using the limited-edition gold makeup she first launched on Prada’s Spring runway. Also taking a shine to the gleaming metal, were Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli who cited as an inspiration for theirFall ’15 show, Gustav Klimt, the painter of the world-famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the subject of the Neue Galerie show.

Siouxsie Sioux
Alexander Wang’s “all-black” Fall collection had, reported’s Nicole Phelps: “attitude for days.” The “Frankenstein boots,” spiked hair, flannels, and studs, also linked the collection to the Goth subculture that flourished in the 1980s, thanks to people like Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith, who paved the way for the likes of Marilyn Manson (name checked as an inspo by Wang), and Brooke Candy, who sat front row.

Talitha Getty’s Lynn Yeager described New York’s Fall Fashion Week as a battle of “punk harlots vs. overprivileged peasants,” with Alexander Wang’s show being an example of the former, and Tory Burch’s Moroccan reverie the latter. For fashion types, the archetypal haute hippie remains Talitha Getty, whose tragedy (addiction) is lost among the glory of Patrick Lichfield’s photos of her in Marrakech.

Margot Tenenbaum

Geek chic à la Margot Tenenbaum—was a real thing in 2015 and credit for the trend goes to Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, whose winsome, vintage-inflected debut for the brand introduced not just the year’s trophy shoe, a slide lined in kangaroo-fur and festooned with a horse-bit, but also chunky eyewear, ascots, and knit beanies.

Anna May Wong

Even before the Met’s "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibition introducedAnna May Wong to a new audience of admirers, designers had made a muse of the stunning Chinese-American actress. Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli seemed to pay homage to Wong, and her famous Travis Banton–designed dragon dress, in their Fall show.

Bob Marley

Kobe Bryant might be retiring, but the athleisure movement is just getting warmed up. And we’re not talking yoga pants, either. We’ve been charting the rise of the track suit. While no one will ever wear the look with as much panache as the soccer-mad Bob Marley, the unisex track pant works for almost everybody and can transition, with few alterations from court/pitch/field to fashion. Score! 

Ava Gardner

Gender fluidity wasn’t a topic at Oscar de la Renta this spring. The inspiration behind Peter Copping’s breakthrough was Ava Gardner, an archetypal femme fatale—and a favorite of the house founder. Touted as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Gardner, who liked drama on and off set, was able to play the lady as easily as the tramp. The former was Copping’s focus as he crafted subtly sexy clothes for 21st century temptresses to simmer in.

Nina Simone

Coincident with the #freethenipple movement was the appearance of transparency—and nudity—on the catwalks this year. At Proenza Schouler’s spring show, a fiesta of Latin influences, the designers preferred tease was a thick mesh that recalled not only fishmermen’s nets, but seemed to nod to a knockout ensemble once worn by Nina Simone, the subject of a popular Netflix documentary released in 2015.

Mae West

Fashion’s love affair with the surreal is far from over. Simon Porte Jacquemus played with it for Fall, and for SpringMarc Jacobs, Gucci, and Vivienne Westwoodwere among those to blow a kiss to the trend, referencing Salvador Dalí’s jeweled lip brooch in their designs. The inspiration for this ruby and pearl trinket, was the actress Mae West, whose figure-eight silhouette once inspired Elsa Schiaparelli’s Shocking perfume bottle.

Courtney Love

2015 was a year of flourishing 1990s revivalism—at and on the runways. The slip dress made a triumphant return at Calvin Klein Collection, where it first appeared on the catwalk about 25 years ago, and it also made a memorable appearance at Saint Laurent. Here the reference wasn’t fashion so much as rock ’n’ roll. Accessorized as the slips were with tiaras at YSL, there was no giving the, er, slip, to the memory of Courtney Love at the Oscars in 1995.

Fernanda Ly

We have the future-focused Nicolas Ghesquière to thank for our introduction to the pink-haired Australian modeling sensation, Fernanda Ly. For Spring, his collection and his muse adopted a cyberpunk look that was informed by both by manga and anime characters “from Sailor Moon to Evangelion”.

Brigitte Bardot

At Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Rome, the clothes were tutto Cinecittà, but the bouffant hair? To many observers the ‘dos conjured Brigitte Bardot, that doe-eyed Frenchie whose unfading allure is only bolstered by the regular appearance on the modeling scene of dopplegangers like Claudia SchifferLara Stone, and Anna Ewers.

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